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Today we celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

In joining in the spirit of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, The George Institute for Global Health is proud to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who we partner with in the course of our life saving research.

The theme this year is ‘Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements’.

The mission of The George Institute for Global Health is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide, for example by focusing on vulnerable populations in both rich and poor countries. Our commitment in Australia is to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to do our bit to improve health and close the gap in life expectancy between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians by 2030.

Through our research programs such as Driving Change, Marulu: The Lililwan Project, Health Tracker and Kanyini Vascular Collaboration, The George Institute is partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to meet the community’s health priorities.   
 
To endorse the words of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:  "We must ensure the participation of indigenous peoples – women and men – in decision-making at all levels. This includes discussions on accelerating action towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and defining the post-2015 development agenda”.
 
Join us in celebrating today International Day of the World’s Indigenous People and for more information please visit the UN website.